Here's Crumpet on Monday evening, paying her respects to William II and contemplating how to get her ball off Rufus Stone.
Which leads me onto 'English Curse' by Frank Turner (via NME).
Let it go Frank, it was nearly 1000 years ago. Mind you, if a grudge is worth bearing, it's worth bearing well... The original stone monument was erected in 1745 and had to be covered with a cast iron casing in 1841 due to 'repeated vandalism'.
Today Lewes celebrated May Day.
Song on May Morning
Now the bright morning Star, Dayes harbinger,
Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her
The Flowry May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow Cowslip, and the pale Primrose.
Hail bounteous May that dost inspire
Mirth and youth, and warm desire,
Woods and Groves, are of thy dressing,
Hill and Dale, doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early Song,
And welcom thee, and wish thee long.
All hail the May Flower.
And the bluebell, for good measure.
See also: Garland Day in Lewes
Crumpet, my apology of a dog, has reached the grand old age of two today. For her birthday treat we took her to the Half Way House in Lewes and then to the Rose and Crown in Fletching, where she enjoyed a small sup of Harveys Best from an ashtray.
Inside the Rose and Crown there is a display case containing some wattle-and-daub dating from the reign of King Stephen, the last Norman King of England. It was pulled from the 800 year-old walls during renovations in 1939. A great thing about the Rose and Crown is that you're offered a choice between having your beer served in a straight glass or a Ravenhead-type jug, I personally prefer the latter but rarely get to enjoy my beer out of a jug these days.
Crumpet and I are the targets of a coordinated (and somewhat bizarre) attack from two of the English Democrats greatest intellects.
Steve Uncles has some information on my marriage:
At least Cassie still has a marriage, unlike Gareth Young the "Saviour of Snails".
And Alan England (Cassie) has an opinion on my dog, Crumpet:
Thank you for sharing that with us Gareth. Now you've rid yourself of more bile, you can go back to your cocoa and walking that apology of a dog of yours!
They appear to think that a certain 'Mr Rob' who runs circles around them on their forum, as they attempt to 'out' him and reveal his identity, is me. Well I'm flattered chaps, but it's not me.
The same two individuals are apparently the masterminds behind a plan to bring down the 'racist' HSBC bank (I kid you not). That made me laugh, how can someone so obviously stupid be the English Democrats Party strategist? And why are these sickos still banging on about Chris Lightfoot?
Please can you point us in the direction as to why you feel that Chris Lighfoot was "such a great man" - The default view, is that he was a sick man, Sick about his nationality, and Sick about his own mental health - that's why he took his own life. - I am afraind the truth hurts - get over it !!!!!!
Is the sort of person who makes comments such as these (not to mention jokes like this) really the sort of person that English Democrat members want representing their party?
I'll leave that question hanging for the benefit of any EDP members who might be reading, and we'll move onto the poll.
Who is the most pathetic: Steve Uncles, Alan England or Crumpet?
(You may select one or two individuals from the list)